Definition of polythene noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpɒlɪθiːn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːlɪθiːn//
(British English) (North American English polyethylene) [uncountable] Materials and properties
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a strong thin plastic material, used especially for making bags or for wrapping things in a polythene bag polythene sheeting See related entries: Materials and properties Word Origin1930s: contraction of polyethylene.

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